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Hoosier Taxpayers To Receive $111 Each With State Refund

Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Wednesday Indiana taxpayers filing alone will receive $111. Those filing jointly will receive $222.

Hoosier taxpayers will each see an additional $111 in their state tax returns this year, Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Wednesday. Couples filing jointly will receive $222.

Because Indiana has more than 10 percent of its budget in reserves, the state must return part of that money to taxpayers.

Daniels says he and the legislature made sure to give everyone in the state an equal refund.

“We thought that any refund that did happen would be more meaningful to low income and moderate income people, and that’s what happened,” he says.

Democratic House Minority Leader Scott Pelath says the money going toward the taxpayer refund would be better spent elsewhere.

“We have schools not able to meet basic programming needs to keep up with testing demands, we have roads that are still crumbling and are in bad shape, even after we leased the toll road,” he says. “We have many unmet needs for Indiana.”

Pelath says the state needs to take care of the large number of uninsured Hoosiers as the Affordable Care Act begins to take effect in the coming years.

The total amount being returned to taxpayers is $360 million. The refund will be a part of Hoosiers’ normal state income tax filing process.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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    I think it’s ridiculous. Indeed, there are some taxpayers for whom this will make a difference, but for most it’s just not even enough to pay a month’s rent, and there are many other things in the state budget where cuts have hurt and where a few million here or there could mean things like jobs and much-needed services
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